Religious Education

"Roots hold me close...   Wings set me free..." (Hymn #123, Spirit of Life by Carolyn McDade)


Religious Education For All Ages

Strengthening Unitarian Universalist identity, engaging in social action, and using our UU Principles as a guide to help us make important life choices is the focus of our Religious Education Program. In both children and youth classes/meetings, participants engage in open-minded conversations with the goal of learning to respect and to accept others' opinions when they differ from their own.

The success of the UUCDC Religious Education program depends on a reliable group of enthusiastic volunteers who form lasting relationships with participants of all ages.  Leaders, advisors, facilitators, teachers, and assistants are parents, non-parents, church members, and friends. All members, guests, and visitors to UUCDC are encouraged to be involved in the Religious Education program as students, participants, teachers and facilitators.

Our Adult Spiritual Exploration program is full of life. Join your fellow UUs in a spiritual practice or an in-depth discussion in courses such as UU 101, a variety of classes, Yoga, and Book Club. It is hoped that all adults deepen their spirits with life-long learning opportunities through Adult Spiritual Exploration courses. Learn more about our current adult course offerings.

Whether you are a parent or guardian of a child or youth in the program or not, please take a moment to fill out the Religious Education Registration Form.  For convenient payment for RE registration, click here and use the Registration line on the form. 

Religious Education Council

The UUCDC Religious Education Council (REC) is a group of UUCDC members dedicated to ensuring the delivery of a high-quality RE program. The REC sets the goals and objectives of the RE program and oversees the many individual levels to insure continuity and completeness of the religious education provided. The REC consists of the Director of Spiritual Exploration, representatives from each program team, and several at-large members. The REC meets approximately five times throughout the year - you are welcome to attend to learn more about the program or provide feedback.

RE Council Members Contact
Chrissy Bushyager, Director of Religious Education (610) 566-4853 x203
Natalie Silver, Liaison Preschool  
Susan Beadle, Liaison K-1  
Kristen Swift, Liaison 2-3  
Jen Goldberg, Liaison 4-5  
Jill Leonardi, Liaison 6-7  
Liss Small, Liaison 8-9 (Pathways)  
Julie Chuplis & Kristen Swift, Liaison Social Justice  
Jill Leonard, Liaison Adult Spiritual Exploration  

Want to Get Involved?

Have a gift to share whether or not you have children in RE? Please explore our open Growth Through Service opportunities. Or contact or call Chrissy Bushyager at (610) 566-4853 x203.